As some of you know, the Wattpad Block Party is an online event, held on the Wattpad profile of its host – USA Today bestselling author Kelly Anne Blount. Due to her participation in a program called Wattpad Futures, she had to remove the posts from the older Wattpad Block Parties from her profile.
That includes the post I’m sharing here today.
It has several tips on cover design, titles, blurbs, writing in general, Wattpad and creativity and motivation, and I think it will be useful to those of you who want to read up on these topics, but don’t want to jump from one blog post to another in order to cover them all. Some of these tips will only be useful to wattpadders, but others can come in handy for non-Wattpad writers as well.
Now let’s get started Continue reading
Last week I posted the hundredth tiny tip on my blog. It will be the last of a series that’s been going on for two years.
Does that mean there will be no more writing advice on my blog?
Of course not!
I’ll keep posting tips, just not in the TTWT format. The posts will be a bit longer and more detailed. But we are not saying goodbye to the shorties just yet. Today I’m posting a list of ALL one hundred Tuesday Tiny Writing Tips, sorted in categories so it will be easier for you to find the topics you need help with. The categories (in alphabetic order) are: Blogging, Characters – Names (tips only on naming your characters), Characters – Tips (tips on creating and developing characters; everything but naming them), Creativity/Productivity/Motivation (for the days you don’t know what to write about), Editing (editing and proofreading), Fans/Readers (how to connect to them, how to get feedback from them, what not to do to your community), General Writing Tips (tips that don’t fall into the other categories), Marketing, Titles, Wattpad (these might apply to other similar apps/websites). Some of the tips will only be present in one category and some will appear in several categories.
And now, for the list Continue reading
Some writers are very self-critical.
I know I am.
I know I can never achieve perfection, yet I always manage to find something in my work to nitpick at Continue reading
Sometimes the more I concentrate on something, the more my brain seems to refuse to cooperate. My solution? Continue reading
Need some feedback on your work, but can’t afford to pay someone for it?
No one has the time to read your chapters for free?
Offer them a critique swap!
Get together with some writing buddies (or look for people in writing groups) and arrange to read and give feedback on each other’s work.
Things to consider when you are making the arrangements Continue reading
In August, I gave you three tips (I’ll link them below) about strengthening the relationship between your characters; a couple of days ago, I realized I’ve missed an important point so here’s one more tip on the topic Continue reading
You’ve probably heard this one before, but since I also get newbie writers reading my blog, I’m going to go for it: Continue reading
You are reading a book, it’s well-written, the characters are developed, but something isn’t right.
Is there a plot hole? Continue reading
Yes, it’s a two-in-one tip, something that will help you fill in the plot holes and come up with new material: Continue reading
Has this ever happened to you: you sit down to write and create a new character that seems somehow familiar to you. You can’t put your finger on why that is, so you keep writing until – Voila! – you realized you copied the character (without meaning too, of course) from the book you finished two weeks ago.
Something like this has happened to you or you are afraid it will?
Luckily, there’s one easy way to avoid that Continue reading